If there is one thing I have been doing a lot of lately, it’s learning new things. You may have seen this picture as part of the header of I am working on. I didn’t download this photo from a photo stock source, like Getty Images. I took it with my camera. This is actually what a portion of my library looks like. I call it my “personal development library.” The last business I got into there was a lot of talk about this evasive thing called “personal development.” Some people call it “self improvement.” There are some that call it “self-help” and then proclaim that they will never read a “self-help” book. These people will never become anything more than they already are. I was told that all I had to do in life to overcome impossible odds were to read at least ten pages of good book a day and listen to at least a half an hour of good audio. Sorry, but that’s how life works. If you are not constantly learning new things and adapting to new situations, you will ne day be replaced by someone who did. Ask any dinosaur.
I began investing in myself years ago when I had become a great failure in sales with a great company in 1999. I didn’t see eye-to-eye with my “boss,” at least so I thought. The real reason for my lack of success was that I couldn’t get myself out of the way. I had many flaws of character the rest of world could see that I couldn’t. My friends were doing the same things that I was doing like drinking beer every night and wasting my life and my money on smoking cigarettes. It seemed like I was the only one that was dissatisfied by this, but I couldn’t see the damage I was doing to my own life and my own life’s results.
About two years ago, I undertook a challenge to read 100 business books andis the result of this effort. It chronicles the books that I have read since March 2010 when I decided that I didn’t know what I needed to know. I recommend checking it out if you’re not happy with the results you are getting (creating) in your life.
I have completely redesigned this site and I will continuously redesign this site as time goes on. I will try new things as I learn more things. This is the good part and the reason that it’s the good part because I am constantly learning new things. I highly recommend it!